June 22, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day STARTER

Starbucks Cold Brewed Coffee coming soon...
Starbucks Cold Brewed Coffee coming soon...

Hotspot in Ontario: 21.3 °C 70.3 °F Red Lake Airport
Cold spot in Ontario: 0.1 °C 32.2 °F Peawanuck
Hotspot in Canada: 23.4 °C 74.1 °F Oak Point Marine, MB
Cold spot in Canada: -4.3 °C 24.3 °F Cape Mercy, NU

THUNDER BAY – Day STARTER – It is Friday, June 22nd, 2018, heading into the first official weekend of summer. There are heat warnings in effect for the western regions of Northwestern Ontario. The alerts, issued by Environment Canada include Kenora, Dryden, Sioux Lookout, Fort Frances, Red Lake, Ear Falls, Savant Lake, Mine Centre, and Lac Seul. (Read more)

For Thunder Bay, we can expect a mix of sun and cloud today with a high-temperature forecast of 23°C. Winds will become southeast 20 km/h this afternoon. The UV index will be 9 or very high. Keep the sunscreen handy.

Today might be a day across the region when iced coffee replaces hot coffee, but remember keep hydrated and water works best.

Kasper

What do you need to know?

THUNDER BAY – Another large seizure and arrests for drugs were made by members of the TBPS Guns & Gangs Unit, Drug Unit and Community Response Team. Officer conducted a traffic stop and executed a search warrant yesterday afternoon, which resulted in the arrest of five individuals and the seizure of guns, drugs, and cash. Full story.

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – A Superior North Emergency Medical Services (SNEMS) ambulance sustained major damage yesterday after colliding with a moose about 100 km north on Highway 527. SNEMS paramedics were returning to their Armstrong station after transporting a patient to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre… read the full story.

Sioux Lookout, Ontario – Northern Ontario is facing a housing shortage that may become the limiting factor to the growth of communities in this area. The Northern Housing Summit (NHS) seeks to bring together professionals, non-profits, builders, government and First Nations to find solutions for the lack of housing in Northern Ontario. Keep reading.


NetnewsLedger would like to welcome Kasper Transportation onboard as your Day Starter sponsor. GOKASPER is Live in Thunder Bay! Download the App on the App Store – GoKasper, and you can now book a ride, as a special incentive, a 50% off code will be emailed to you! Kasper Transportation offers a variety of services for all your transportation needs.

Kasper Transportation offers a variety of services for all your transportation needs. From Safe Ride home, to the office, to the mall, or anywhere you need to go, Kasper Transportation offers on-demand ridesharing and scheduled bus services that you can book directly from their app.  Rideshare: Just open the app and request a ride. The app uses your location so the driver knows exactly where to pick you up. Once a driver has been dispatched, you will receive the driver and vehicle details. Payment can be made by credit, debit or cash. You can also rate your driver and provide us feedback on how the company can improve their services.

Kasper Transportation is spreading its tires from Winnipeg to Longlac with travel available from Thunder Bay to Sioux Lookout, to Winnipeg, Dryden, Red Lake, Atikokan and Fort Frances.

Visit www.gokasper.com for more details.

Community Events

THUNDER BAY – The excitement is starting for the Fountain Tire Summer Classic. The most exciting and epic game of road hockey to be played this summer. What: TeamStaal Fundraising Contest. Winners will play in the Fountain Tire Summer Classic – an epic road hockey game during the Staal Foundation Open, presented by Tbaytel. Read more...

Share your ideas at newsroom@netnewsledger.com Over the coming weeks and months we are going to be sharing your ideas, and the plans the NNL Family have for the summer.

Gas Up for Less

The price of a litre of gas is reported at $1.499 in Terrace Bay. Honestly put, at these prices, the costs of many necessities are going to go up too. Fuel prices across the western parts of Ontario range from $1.389 in Dryden, to $1.399 at the Husky on Chipman Street in Kenora,  In Thunder Bay, the lowest price in the city is $1.356 at the Macs on Hodder Avenue. Out on the Fort William First Nation, gas prices are at $1.249 at THP.

You can get the latest gas prices, including Cook County MN at GasPrices on NetNewsLedger.

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